Güeros movie poster

After an incident involving a water balloon, a third-story window, and a mother pushing a baby carriage, a single mom decides it’s time to send her youngest, Tomás (Sebastián Aguirre), to live with his older brother Frede (Tenoch Huerta). Handsomely shot by Damian Garcia in full-frame black-and-white, Güeros is at times both painfully arty and arbitrarily plotted, leaving the impression that co-writer and director Alonso Ruiz Palacios was never quite sure in what direction to spin the action. 2014.

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pfff Sept. 15, 2016 @ 12:29 p.m.

How is it arbitrarily plotted? All of the things that happen inside the university are a daily thing for Mexico. Their life as foreign UNAM students in Mexico City is quite accurate to me. The crazy traffic and the long drives are also a daily thing in Mexico City. I really don't see how is it arbitrarily plotted, although I do admit that the excuse of looking for Epigmenio is a little weak but is saved by the importance his music has for the story.

I won't discuss the painfully arty part because I do agree with that point.

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